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BrokenMnemonic

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Handbook: House Marik indicates on page 13 that the Treaty of Terra formalized relations between the Hegemony and the Free Worlds League after James McKenna removed the Alliance regime, and indicates that both parties gained through having secure borders. The timeline on page 17 puts the date for the Treaty of Terra being signed as 2316.

The map of the borders between the Terran Hegemony and Free Worlds League visible on the map on page 13 showing the Lyran Commonwealth founding in 2341 shows Wyatt, Chertan, Bordon, Connaught and Van Diemen IV as being Terran Hegemony worlds. The map on page 17 of Handbook: House Liao dated 2366 shows all 5 as being Free Worlds League worlds. Lastly, the map on page 24 of Handbook: House Marik of the Terran Hegemony/Free Worlds League border as at the end of the Age of War in 2571 shows all 5 worlds as being back in the Terran Hegemony.

The timeline in Handbook: House Marik doesn't indicate any kind of war between the Hegemony and the League during this period (or at all), and the Star League Sourcebook indicates that McKenna's campaigns don't appear to have been focussed in the direction of the Free Worlds League. Is the border shown on the 2341 map in Handbook: House Steiner correct? House Marik (The Free Worlds League) mentions that when the Treaty of Terra was signed, McKenna assured the Free Worlds League received reassurance that it's space would not be violated by the Hegemony, and that McKenna instead went on to "liberate" worlds from the Dieron Federation while trading peacefully with the League, which would suggest that if the border did move back and forth within that period, it wasn't as a result of warfare.

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Øystein

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Re: Handbook House Marik/Liao/Steiner - Terran Hegemony borders
« Reply #1 on: 14 February 2012, 10:12:10 »
Hi,

there is an error on the Handbook: Steiner 2341 map, yes. But also keep in mind that the pre-Age of War history is generally vague and somewhat contradictory.

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BrokenMnemonic

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Re: Handbook House Marik/Liao/Steiner - Terran Hegemony borders
« Reply #2 on: 14 February 2012, 10:16:32 »
The pre-Age of War history feels like a puzzle at times - one with booby trapped pieces ;)

Is there likely to be a corrected map to replace the Steiner 2341 map at some point in the future, or is it something that's rather a part of canon history as being a paradox due to conflicting information from the era?

ETA: If the Handbook: House Liao map from 2366 is accurate, and the Handbook: House Marik map from 2571 is accurate, and if the Treaty of Terra secured the borders of the League and the Hegemony in 2317... how did the Hegemony come to take control of Wyatt, Chertan, Bordon, Connaught and Van Diemen IV? Were they worlds ceded to the Hegemony in exchange for the Hegemony's support in rulings in favour of the League and against the Confederation? Handbook: House Liao indicates that the Hegemony supported both the League and the Federated Suns in disputes that saw the Confederation lose worlds to both, so it would make sense for the League/Hegemony border worlds to be a part of some sort of diplomatic agreement. Alternatively, did the worlds simply elect to leave the League and join the Hegemony, in the same way that Payvand, Ruschegg and Scheuerheck elected to leave the League and join the Magistracy of Canopus in the mid-26th Century?
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Øystein

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Re: Handbook House Marik/Liao/Steiner - Terran Hegemony borders
« Reply #3 on: 14 February 2012, 10:29:19 »
It should only be the Handbook: Steiner which has some errors on the Terran Hegemony borders.

as of how the Terran Hegemony acquired those worlds, that is an untold story as of now.

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Re: Handbook House Marik/Liao/Steiner - Terran Hegemony borders
« Reply #4 on: 15 February 2012, 03:48:01 »
Thank you :)

Is it reasonable to presume that the border in 2341 was basically the same as that in 2366, other than moving slightly for worlds colonised between the two dates?

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